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PennDOT to leave Doylestown by fall

A PennDOT official for Bucks County confirmed the new facility in Plumstead should be ready for the department to begin moving this summer and the property at 229 N. Broad Street vacant by the fall The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is expected to leave its...

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Doylestown gets $1.5 million state grant for borough hall

Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-143, announced last week the borough will use the money “to acquire and redevelop” the existing Broad Street PennDOT facility. Doylestown Borough’s plans to turn the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Broad Street office into a new...

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Bucks lawmakers support state, federal climate action

Democrats in Harrisburg and Congress this week delivered several efforts aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The measures face significant hurdles without bipartisan support, although Republicans were not completely opposed. Bucks Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick...

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Buckingham fifth-graders take Citizenship Challenge

Former Gov. Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell offer a challenge to fourth- and fifth-graders in five Philadelphia area counties. Buckingham Elementary School Linda Raitt’s fifth-grade class competed in a Citizenship Challenge offered by the Rendell Center for...

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Pa. to join 23 states in pledging to meet climate goals

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that Pennsylvania will join 23 other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance pledging to meet the goals spelled out in the United Nations’ 2016 Paris Agreement. The Alliance formed after President Donald Trump announced in 2017...

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Santarsiero joins volunteers at Tyler State Park cleanup

Sen. Steve Santarsiero and about a dozen volunteers from his office and the public cleaned litter and cut away at invasive plant species in Tyler State Park on Monday afternoon. About a dozen people, including one state lawmaker from Lower Makefield, helped clear...

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Three Pennsylvania bills seek local speed radar use

Multiple efforts underway at the Pennsylvania statehouse would authorize speed radar use by local police. In 2017, Senators voted in favor of nearly identical legislation. The bill failed to win support in the House. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that...

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$40K Grant Awarded To Newtown For Financial Planning

NEWTOWN, PA — Newtown is getting a decent grant thanks to State Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren. The two representatives announced the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown.

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Bucks groups honored for environmental excellence

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, announced New Britain Borough Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve Committee and Newtown Creek Coalition as the Bucks County winners of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The New Britain Borough Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve...

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Lawmakers push for more solar energy use by 2030

Bipartisan bills introduced in the General Assembly on Wednesday would require 30 percent of Pennsylvania’s energy to come from renewal sources, including 10 percent from solar power. Pennsylvania used to be a leader in bringing renewable energy to the state’s power...

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Fight over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits returns to Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s battle over giving now-adult victims of child sexual abuse another chance to sue their perpetrators or institutions that may have covered it up returned to the Senate on Wednesday, as competing bills landed in the chamber. The...

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House, Senate bills aim to reform PA’s Equal Pay Law

A rally is set for Monday in Harrisburg in support of proposed legislation to update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law, which remains unchanged since 1959. The changes will help fix a “broken” wage system that backers say has allowed a gender pay gap to affect the earning...

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Grant Will Help PA Department Buy ‘Top-Notch’ Apparatus

Volunteers with the Morrisville Fire Co. might soon get a new 500-gallon engine purchased with $200,000 awarded in a state grant last week, three General Assembly members announced. The company will buy a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon...

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Morrisville Fire Co. gets $200K grant for new engine

Volunteers with the Morrisville Fire Co. might soon get a new 500-gallon engine purchased with $200,000 awarded in a state grant last week, three General Assembly members announced. The company will buy a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon...

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